Friday, March 12, 2010

Shame on them.

Anyone who was brave enough, or audacious enough, to bring a Barbie doll to our school in Senegal ran the very real and horrible risk of having the doll's breasts cut off. I assume the people in charge considered breasts to be a vulgar thing. It makes one wonder the affect this hideous mutilation had on the girls, doesn't it! "Breasts are bad! You should be ashamed to grow them! Being a woman is sinful! Being a woman is downright vulgar."
What a shame. What a sad, sad shame.

1 comment:

  1. I am not surprised. Many times those who sexually abuse make a big fuss about things they consider sexual to cover up what they are doing. Like the person with the log in their eye making a fuss about the splinter in someone else s eye. Male abusers often blame the female for any sin they do because they consider the female is the tempter. It doesn't matter what the age of the female is 3 or 93. So very very sad.

    I am sure there are girls who were affected by what they saw and are probably even now years later still suffering from a poor self image. I pray for those girls that they will some day realize that God created their bodies beautifully.